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SCS - Minute with Miranda - When to replace your ESD bags

“A Minute with Miranda” is a new innovative SCS video series presenting real-life ESD problems, actual solutions and detailed walk-throughs.

Lever Actuated PCB Connectors

Connect your printed-circuit board by using just one single plug connector of the LPC/LPC 6 series. Thanks to push-in technology you can easily and securely plug in or remove conductors on your circuit board.

TRACO POWER TPP 100A-J and 150A-J Series | Digi-Key Daily

TPP 100A-J and TPP 150A-J series of high-efficiency power supplies from TRACO POWER utilize industrial grade components for reliable full-load operation over extended temperatures (with or without cooling fans).

Understanding Common Mode Noise

This document from Pulse explains the characteristics of differential and common mode signals, he operation of common mode chokes, and why noise on UTP cable leads to noise emissions.

Radiated Efficiency

The antenna's performance, in general, is characterized by some basic terms, such as antenna efficiency and gain, which this article from Pulse discusses.

Tech Tip 101

Pulse Tech Tip 101 discusses HPN/ADSL connection reliability considerations.

Ceramic Chip Antennas

This August 2010 feature article from MP Digest compares ceramic chip antennas with PCB trace antennas from Pulse Electronics.

Syndesy Technologies, Inc.

Syndesy produces finished products; FCC-, IC-,carrier-certified boards; and modular add-on boards which help enterprise and engineering customers turn their products into connected devices.

Leveraging Market’s First Arm® Cortex®-M33-Based MCU – Part 1: Manage Power and Performance Publish Date: 2019-06-19

Use a microcontroller that extends a general-purpose processor core with specialized hardware for secure, low-power designs able to handle complex workloads.

BT832F Long Range Bluetooth® 5 Module Publish Date: 2019-06-19

Fanstel’s BT832F long range module has a Bluetooth® range of 760 meters at 1 Mbps with 7.5 mA peak current consumption.

Tech Tip 102

Pulse Electronics Tech Tip 102 discusses symmetrical phone filters for ADSL.

BT832 Low-Cost Bluetooth® 5 Module Publish Date: 2019-06-19

Fanstel’s BT832 Bluetooth® 5 module is for low-cost and short range (up to 100 meters) applications.

STM32H742/43/53 Single-Core Series Publish Date: 2019-06-19

STMicroelectronics' STM32H7 single-core series of MCUs benefit from the addition of Arm® Cortex®-M7 dual-core MCUs and can now run up to 480 MHz.

How to Use Serial EEPROM for Storing Data

Using the Arduino Platform and basic coding, we can show how it is possible to store data on a EEPROM memory chip with the parallel bus interface.

PTS526 Series Tactile Switches Publish Date: 2019-06-19

C&K’s PTS526 series tactile switch comes in a compact 5.2 mm x 5.2 mm size for easy design.

How Big is a Wavelength?

Blog Post: How Big is a Wavelength?

Magi³C-FISM Fixed Isolated SIP Module Publish Date: 2019-06-19

Würth Elektronik's MagI³C-FISM 1 W functional isolated DC/DC converter features an Isolation voltage of 2 kV.

An Introduction to the 5G Frequency Spectrum

Blog Post: An Introduction to the 5G Frequency Spectrum

Surface Mount mmWave Microstrip Filters

Surface Mount mmWave Microstrip Filters are key to reducing cost.

ITB Releasable Poke-In Connectors for the BUCHANAN WireMate Family Publish Date: 2019-06-19

TE Connectivity’s ITB connectors are specially designed for use in linear and circular LED modules.

USB 2.0 Hub Publish Date: 2019-06-19

Molex’s USB modules are qualified and tested to run USB 2.0 protocols for prototyping all the way to production.

Common Mode ChipChoke Application

The common mode ChipChoke from Pulse is used to eliminate common mode noise on high-density boards where EMI requirements must be met.

Microstrip Filters Deliver Small Size at High Frequencies

Blog Post: Microstrip Filters Deliver Small Size at High Frequencies

Shape Factor and Selectivity

Blog Post: Shape Factor and Selectivity

Transformer Magnetics

This document from Pulse gives a basic understanding of the use and characteristics of digital signal transformers.

Why do MEMS microspeakers have such great performance?

Field Application Engineer, Roy Flores explains how we use our extreme bandwidth technology to increase the range of frequencies our MEMS loudspeakers can produce and allow them to accurately play in Hi-Res audio territory and beyond - up to 80 kHz.

Infineon Linear LED Controller IC | Digi-Key Daily

BCR601 from Infineon is a linear LED controller IC regulating the LED current with an external driver transistor.

Antennas for Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) and LTE Band 71 Applications Publish Date: 2019-06-18

PulseLarsen’s CBRS antennas operate from 3550 MHz to 3700 MHz and are suited for communications and IoT in factories, airports, and indoor/outdoor applications.

TVS Diode Array - AQ24CANA Series (Automotive Grade) Publish Date: 2019-06-18

Littelfuse's AQ24CANA series TVS diode array is designed for general purpose ESD protection and is ideal for automotive applications.

EC2650QI High-Efficiency 12 V Bus Converter Publish Date: 2019-06-18

The Intel® Enpirion® EC2650QI 12 V bus converter is ideal for systems with FPGAs, ASICS, and ASSPs requiring multiple power rails.

Z-Wave in Near Zero Time: Two Pre-Certified Solutions for Smart Home Networks Publish Date: 2019-06-18

Use a Zen Gecko Z-Wave 700 series module with a dev kit to simplify design and reduce compliance testing for this popular but complex mesh network protocol.

Solid State Relays: A Basic Overview

Solid state relays offer advantages over their eletromechanical counterparts.

Digi-Key Celebrates More than 170000 Products Offered by KEMET on KEMET Corporation's 100-Year Anniversary Publish Date: 2019-06-18

Digi-Key now offers more than 170,000 products supplied by KEMET, on their 100-year anniversary.

9510 - One-Part Epoxy Potting Compound

Room Temperature Storage & Long Shelf Life

AMI-21 EMI Power Filter Publish Date: 2019-06-18

Altran's AMI-21 single-stage filters are designed for easy and fast chassis mounting with ratings from 1 A to 30 A.

419E - Premium Acrylic Conformal Coating

Our newly formulated 419E is a UL746E-certified acrylic conformal coating.

Automotive AECQ Miniature High-Current Inductors - MPIAV2 Series Publish Date: 2019-06-18

Eaton Electronics' MPIAV2 series automotive AECQ miniature high-current inductors are ideal in applications such as body and navigation electronics.

TE150 - External 150 W AC/DC Power Supplies Publish Date: 2019-06-18

SL Power's TE150 series external AC/DC power supplies are ideal for industrial applications such as test and measurement and equipment that requires precision.

RAC04-K/277 Series AC/DC Modules Publish Date: 2019-06-18

RECOM Power's RAC04-K/277 series delivers 4 W of continuous output power in harsh environments up to 5000 m (1600 ft) altitude.

Polyurethane (PU) Potting and Encapsulating Compounds

Ideal potting choice in challenging environments

9200 - Structural Epoxy Adhesive

17102 Tough, non-sagging and easy to dispense

Updated XLR 48 V and 51 V High Energy Storage Supercapacitor Modules Updated: 2019-06-18

Eaton's 48 V 166 F XLR supercapacitor module offers high reliability, long life, maintenance free supercapacitor energy module designed for rugged environments.

844AR - Acrylic ESD Coating

Permanent Flexible ESD Protection

Pro-Met Metric VDE Control Cables Publish Date: 2019-06-18

Alpha Wire's Pro-Met cables are impervious to oils and resistant to UV damage designed with its round construction makes it easier to install, seal, and route.

8241-110 - IPA 70/30 Presaturated Wipes

Tough, tear resistant and lint free wipes make our 70/30 Presaturated Wipes one of the best in the market for stencil and general cleaning of electronics and production equipment.

METCOM MPX Metal Composite Power Inductors Publish Date: 2019-06-18

The KEMET METCOM metal composite inductors are ideal for use in DC-to-DC switching power supplies as power inductors as well as EMI filter inductors.

Diodes Low Dropout Regulators | Digi-Key Daily

LDOs from Diodes provide great simplicity for the system design, as they are widely used in broad applications due to no switching noise and small size.

TX Series Toroids Publish Date: 2019-06-17

FERROXCUBE's TX series epoxy coated toroids are available in a wide range of sizes and materials for use in a broad range of applications.

Marine Grade Silicone Sealant Publish Date: 2019-06-17

3M™ marine grade silicone sealant is a mildew-resistant, non-sagging, moisture-curing silicone rubber sealant for above the waterline applications.

Sunon Honors Digi-Key with 2018 Distributor of the Year Award Publish Date: 2019-06-17

Digi-Key Electronics, a global electronic components distributor, was honored with the Sunon Distributor of the Year Award at the 2019 EDS Leadership Summit in Las Vegas, Nev.

Updated ACNT Optocouplers Updated: 2019-06-17

Broadcom's ACNT optocouplers are able to achieve 2,262 VPEAK insulation working voltage in a stretched compact SO-8 package.

Adhesion Promoter 111 Publish Date: 2019-06-17

3M™ Adhesion Promoter 111 is a fast-acting, isopropyl alcohol-based solution designed to promote better and faster adhesion of 3M VHB™ tapes.

ACPL-302J Gate Driver Publish Date: 2019-06-17

Broadcom's ACPL-302J 2.5 A gate drive optocoupler driving IGBTs and power MOSFETs are used in motor control and inverter applications.

LRL-27 Linear Position Sensor Publish Date: 2019-06-17

Alliance Sensors LRL-27 linear position sensors are designed for use in factory automation systems and a wide variety of industrial and commercial applications.

Digi-Key Receives Yageo and Pulse 2019 Demand Creation Distributor of the Year Award Publish Date: 2019-06-17

Digi-Key received the Yageo and Pulse 2019 Demand Creation Distributor of the Year Award at the EDS banquet.

Modular Jacks with Magnetics Publish Date: 2019-06-17

Kycon's modular jacks with integrated magnetics help designers with space and cost savings while improving electrical performance.

Multimec™ 10C Caps Publish Date: 2019-06-17

MEC Switches' Multimec™ 10C caps have a diameter of 19.2 mm and a slightly concave surface for good ergonomic feel.

GAPuino GAP8 Development Kit Publish Date: 2019-06-17

Seeed Technology's GAPuino GAP8 development kit is a low-power processor enabling battery-operated artificial intelligence.

Duration: 10 minutes
S2A Signal Conditioner Publish Date: 2019-06-17

Alliance Sensors Group’s DIN rail-mounting LVDT signal conditioner with comprehensive diagnostics is designed specifically for the power generation industry.

TS880 Series Comparator Publish Date: 2019-06-17

STMicroelectronics’ TS880 series comparator can be used over a wide temperature range, keeping the current consumption at an ultra-low level.

EV1320 High Efficiency DDR Termination Power Converter Publish Date: 2019-06-17

Intel's EV1320 power converter is designed to replace low-efficiency linear regulators as well as expensive switch-mode DC-DC memory terminations.

Duration: 5 minutes
WEbinar Powered by Digi-Key: Crystals and Oscillators

Learn all about IQD crystals and frequency products with speaker Neil Floodgate in this one-hour training. Digi-Key Electronics is the exclusive sponsor of the Wurth Electronics technical WEbinar Series.

Sparkfun Apollo3 Blue Dev Board | Digi-Key Daily

The Apollo3 Blue offers advanced features including six configurable I2C and SPI masters, two UARTs, one I2C and SPI slave, a 15-channel 14-bit ADC, and a dedicated Bluetooth processor that supports BLE5.

Image of Microchip's SAM L10/11 Family of Arm® Cortex®-M23 MCUs Updated SAM L10/11 Family of Arm® Cortex®-M23 MCUs

Microchip's SAM L10 and SAM L11 Arm® Cortex®-M23 MCUs offer some of the lowest power consumption in the industry and have capacitive touch capability.

Publish Date: 2018-06-26 Updated: 2019-06-14
Transformers and Flat Wire Toroids for Texas Instruments Solar Inverter Designs Publish Date: 2019-06-14

Wurth Electronics, in partnership with Texas Instruments, developed a 10 kW 3-level, 3-phase grid tie inverter reference design for solar string inverters.

EZ-PD™ Barrel Connector Replacement (BCR) USB-C™ Controller Publish Date: 2019-06-14

Cypress' EZ-PD BCR is a highly-integrated USB Type-C™ port controller targeting devices that have legacy barrel connectors or USB micro-B connectors.

WE-RJ45 LAN Series RJ45 Connectors Publish Date: 2019-06-14

Wurth Electronics’ WE-RJ45 series RJ45 connectors with THT pins for wave and reflow soldering are compatible with most ICs for Ethernet applications.

ATEX-Certified Fans Publish Date: 2019-06-14

Orion Fans’ ATEX-certified fans are designed for harsh AC applications involving explosive atmospheres or flammable gases.

TVS Diode Array 2-Channel 30 kV ESD Protection - SP3400 Series Publish Date: 2019-06-14

Littelfuse's SP3400 integrates two channels of low capacitance steering diodes to protect electronic equipment.

IP68-Rated DC Fans Publish Date: 2019-06-14

Orion Fans’ waterproof harsh environment EC and DC fans protect against dust, moisture, salt fog, salt spray, temperature changes, and humidity.

MPM3570E Ultra-Low EMI, 75 V Input, 0.3 A Step-Down Power Module Publish Date: 2019-06-14

Monolithic Power Systems' MPM3570E step-down power module is ideal for applications such as industrial supplies and automotive systems.

MM2 Series 900 MHz RF Module Publish Date: 2019-06-14

FreeWave Technologies' MM2 series 900 MHz RF modules offer wireless data transfer, command, and control capabilities at a CSWaP advantage in a compact package.

PI3A6386 USB Type-C™ Ultra-Low THD Analog Audio Switch Publish Date: 2019-06-14

Diodes’ PI3A6386 switch includes a dual, single-pole-double-throw (SPDT) switch for high-speed USB signal and high-quality audio signal.

Ethernet 100 W 1GBase-T Ganged 4-Port MagJack® ICM Publish Date: 2019-06-14

Bel Magnetic Solutions' 1GBase-T ganged MagJack® ICM is ideal for applications such as high-powered devices and high power sourcing applications.

12G-SDI Compatible BNC0 Series Coaxial Connector Publish Date: 2019-06-14

JAE’s 12G-SDI coaxial connector has a common PCB footprint that is recommended for both straight and angle connectors.

ZumLink™ 900 Series Z9-P/-PE Industrial IoT Gateways Publish Date: 2019-06-14

FreeWave Technologies' ZumLink™ Z9-P/-PE IIoT gateways offer secure data collection, transport, and control in rugged industrial environments.

ZumLink™ 900 Series Z9-T/-C Industrial Radio Modules Publish Date: 2019-06-14

FreeWave Technologies' ZumLink™ Z9-T/-C industrial-grade radio modules offer wireless data transfer, command, and control capabilities at a CSWaP advantage.

SP4T RF Switch with MIPI 2.0 Publish Date: 2019-06-14

Infineon’s SP4T RF switch with MIPI 2.0 is a perfect solution for multimode handsets based on LTE and WCDMA.

100 W Power Supplies Publish Date: 2019-06-14

TDK-Lambda's CUS100ME 2" x 4” Class I and Class II series is certified for both medical and industrial use.

MF-GSMF Series Multifuse® Polymer PTC Resettable Fuses Publish Date: 2019-06-14

Bourns’ MF-GSMF series polymer PTC resettable fuses have a higher voltage (36 VDC) and hold current (3.0 A) ratings with initial resistance as low as 0.01 ohm.

End of an Era [Maker Update #128] -

This week on Maker Update, a robot with a staring problem, the end of Maker Media, holding rainbows, a robot dating simulator, DaVinci machines, a Pi movie tracker, and surface mount soldering with sand.

Littelfuse TPSMB Series TVS Diodes | Digi-Key Daily

TPSMB series transient voltage suppression (TVS) diode from Littelfuse provides secondary protection of sensitive automotive and other electronics from transients induced by load dump and other transient voltage events.

Complete Sensing Solutions Made Easy

Molex works closely with Digi-Key to provide you with a complete sensing solution from one convenient location.

VIM2 Versatile Amlogic S912 SBC with SPI Flash and WOL Support Publish Date: 2019-06-13

Khadas' VIM2 SBC is a powerful credit-card sized single board computer that comes with a variety of case options.

Broadcom 15 mm Wide ACNT Optocouplers for High Voltage Applications Publish Date: 2019-06-13

The Broadcom ACNT optocouplers family offers 15 mm creepage and 14.2 mm clearance for high voltage isolation applications.

MCP331 Analog-to-Digital Converters Publish Date: 2019-06-13

Microchip’s MCP331 analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) feature full differential input, high-performance, and low power consumption in a small package.

Transportation Solutions

Since you can’t trail miles of Ethernet cable behind every train and truck, wireless connectivity is essential for operating transportation fleets.

Retail Solutions

The always-on buzz of retail systems means that any technical glitch can cause lost revenue, lost inventory, and maybe lost customers.

VIM1 Amlogic S905X Open Source TV Box Publish Date: 2019-06-13

The VIM1 is the original Amlogic S905X Arm® development board designed by Khadas for hobbyists, makers, and electronic fans.

Energy Solutions

Digi IoT connectivity is ideal for energy operations that are widespread, complex, and often hazardous—the essence of mission-critical.

AQY217GS Series GU SOP 1 Form A High-Capacity PhotoMOS® Relays Publish Date: 2019-06-13

Panasonic's AQY217GS series PhotoMOS® relays are ideal for applications such as measurement instruments, industrial equipment, and security equipment.

Infrared Human Sensor Reference Design Publish Date: 2019-06-13

Renesas’ RL78 reference design indicates human absence/presence using an infrared sensor to turn an LED on and off automatically.

Terasic Tech Innovate FPGA Thumbnail Innovate FPGA Contest

DE10-Nano Kit contains just what you need to show off your creativity & innovativeness with real world designs and compete in the Innovate FPGA global contest.

Publish Date: 2019-06-13
CPI2-B1 Gang Programmer Publish Date: 2019-06-13

Phyton’s CPI2-B1 gang programmer can be used for programming microcontrollers, Flash memory, and programmable logic devices.

How to Use Parallel EEPROM for Storing Data

Using the Arduino Platform and basic coding, we can show how it possible to store data on a EEPROM memory chip with the parallel bus interface.

Low Smoke, Zero Halogen XLPE Cable Assemblies and Wire Publish Date: 2019-06-13

Tensility low smoke, zero halogen (LSZH) XLPE cable assemblies and wires are chemically resistant products rated to 105°C.

Industrial Solutions

In many ways, machine-to-machine communications was born on the factory floor.

Dynamic Speaker Management (DSM™)-Ready Speakers Publish Date: 2019-06-13

PUI Audio's ASE02506MS-LW90-DSM-R Dynamic Speaker Management (DSM™)-ready speaker increases loudness (SPL) and bass response safety.

GaN Automotive Applications Publish Date: 2019-06-13

EPC's GaN automotive enhancement mode power transistors take full advantage of the improved efficiency, speed, smaller size, and lower cost of eGaN® devices.

Cornell Dubilier MC and MCN RF Capacitors | Digi-Key Daily

Rugged flexibility and compatibility with FR4 boards make these mica chip capacitors ideally suited for use where other multilayer capacitors aren’t recommended because of cracking—these capacitors exceed a 2 millimeter bend test.

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